Midwife Sulagitti Narasamma passes away
Bengaluru: Padma Shri awardee and a well-known midwife Sulagitti Narasamma (98), who had helped thousands of women to deliver babies safely died at BGS Gleneagles Global Hospitals in Kengeri in Bengaluru on Tuesday, December 25.
It is gathered that Sulagitti Narasamma was admitted to the Siddaganga Hospital and Research Centre last month due to chronic lung decease, later she was referred to BGS Hospitals on November 29. She was on a ventilator for the last five days and passed away on Tuesday at 3.p.m, informed sources.
Sulagitti Narasamma hailed from Krishnapura village of Pavagada taluk, and married Anjinappa when she was just 12, she had served free of cost to
help women deliver babies safely.
Former Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa, who visited the hospital after receiving the news, mourned the death of Narasamma who was bestowed with the Padma Shri in 2018.
She is survived by four sons including activist Pavagada Sriram, three daughters and as many as 36 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.